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Ganko

Olivier Rivière

Ganko Bottle
Appellation
Rioja
Variety
Garnacha, Mazuelo
Age of Vines
60-90 years
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy red clay
Altitude
600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks
Aging
16–18 months in foudre and French oak demi-muids, vegan

Overview

Ganko is another nickname that Olivier has acquired, but this one came from his Japanese importer. It means “stubborn,” which is a valuable trait for any outsider, especially making wine his own way in Rioja. Ganko comes from a site at 600 meters in elevation near Cárdenas in Rioja Alta. Olivier farms 60–90-year-old Garnacha and Mazuelo in sandy and ferrous, red clay soils. Olivier considers this wine to be his 1er Cru Village Rioja.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 Ganko

Source: JS

96

2016 Ganko

Source: JS

93

2016 Ganko

Source: VM

95

2016 Ganko

Source: WA

94+

2015 Ganko

Source: WA

95

2015 Ganko

Source: JS

94

2014 Ganko

Source: WA

Rioja, Spain
  • Location
    Rioja, Spain
  • Appellation
    Rioja
  • Proprietor
    Olivier Rivière
  • Winemaker
    Olivier Rivière
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350–1000 meters

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